Funny Tall Tale Poem – Day 12 of April PAD

Today, the two prompts were very interesting and difficult to follow. Robert at Writer’s Digest prompted us to write a Funny Poem, and the NaPoWriMo site asked for an attempt at a Tall Tale Poem (you know, the type of David Crocket stories). Here’s what I wrote, although I doubt it’s either funny or doing any justice to the tall-tale genre. The latter has always been a favourite of mine, but at the same time, the one I have never been particularly good at.

The circus came –
Clowns more frightening than funny,
All thanks to good old Stephen.

Children thought they’d better spend
their time creating heroes.

With costumes green and purple or bizarre,
with eyes so big and grinning lips,
their hands were shovels, some were rakes,
legs were particularly difficult to make.

Then look – the next day
all the forest was live with laughter
echoing throughout the village,
mixed with screams and shouts.

The circus stayed a month
The children’s heroes played around
Brimming with the joy they’ve found.

©2024, soulmary

Tell It In A Funny Way – Day 5 of April PAD

Tell It In A Funny Way
To bring all joy to life
And bask in the jolly light
of a carousel of sunshine bright.

Tell it to the crowds
so curious to know
what the latest gossip is.

Make them laugh
and forget their days
of bleakness,
holding on to fake dreams,
building their lives
on rumours.

So, tell it in a funny way
as if we still have pocketfuls of
joyride tickets.

Fun is for free, so
tell it in a funny way and
let the sunshine be!

© 2024, soulmary

Time, And Again

mr-mobA little rhyme I wrote while on a lunch break. Just a remark and here is the short poem:

Time is running short
Shorter than a fuse
Sweeping you off board
Keeping me amused.

© 2013, soulmary

Apples… – November PAD, Day 22

It is a Two for Tuesday prompt, and the first one is: Fruits! Of all fruits I have chosen apples.


go best
with cinnamon
Then fat
can rest
in oblivion.

© 2011 Mariya Koleva